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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming coal mine says it will shut down, making it the second mine in the Powder River Basin to announce this year that it’s closing. St. Louis, Missouri-based Arch Resources Inc., owner of Coal Creek mine in Wyoming, made the announcement Tuesday as the company transitions away from thermal coal…

Wyoming was amongst a group of states that individually contributed over $2 billion worth of mined minerals to the U.S. economy in 2020. The U.S. Geological Survey has released its annual report: Mineral Commodities Summaries 2020. The over 200-page document summarizes and trends and figures for nonfuel minerals mined throughout the United States. Unlike the…

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that canceled state regulator approval of mining on private land north of Yellowstone National Park. The unanimous ruling found that state lawmakers violated the state Constitution with a 2011 law that prevented district court judges from blocking projects approved by regulators, even…


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